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io Boerke | “An Altar for Growth”

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This piece is 18 x 24” acrylic on paper. A still life with a deeper message of personal and spiritual growth. The past two years have forced us as a society, and myself personally, to reflect on what really matters. To force change where we aren’t aligned with who we want to be. As the pandemic took over, I felt coerced into reviewing my relationship to work, to my community, and to my values. I was critically forced to grow. This piece is an altar dedicated to that process.